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May 15, 2018 — Top 10 for the week of May 13

The headline for this week’s Top 10 is that there’s a new No. 1 for the first time on this site, and nationally for the first time in nine years. That’s because Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) was beaten by a good Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) side in the IAAM Class “A” final on Friday.

What that does, however, is make some losses to McDonogh a little less valuable, and wins over Notre Dame Prep more valuable relative to some other sides, so there’s been a little adjustment in the relative placings within the Top 10 this week.

The Pittsford Panthers, the defending New York Class A champions, now take over the No. 1 spot during the last week of their regular season. They will enter Section 5 play likely as the No. 1 seed.

Oddly enough, that game might not have been the upset of the week. Bethesda Holton-Arms (Md.) came up with enough goals and defense to defeat Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) in the semifinal round of the Independent Schools League tournament. It is the first loss the Saints have suffered in the ISL playoffs in 21 years.

For our honorary No. 11 Team of the Week, let’s give a call to The Catholic High School of Baltimore (Md.), which won the IAAM Class “C” title last weekend with an 11-7 win over Towson Condordia Prep (Md.). It was the Cubs’ second consecutive title in the “C” Division.

1. Pittsford (N.Y.) 14-0

Panthers finish out regular season this week with Canandaigua (N.Y.) Academy and Hilton (N.Y.) Central

2. Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 14-3

Season complete: Blazers had a couple of chances to beat McDonogh during their previous meeting, but in the IAAM final, the team started on the front foot and did not let up against tremendous pressure

3. Manhasset (N.Y.) 14-1

Beat South Huntington St. Anthony (N.Y.) 16-10 to lead into the Long Island playoffs

4. Glenelg (Md.) 12-2

Played yesterday in the MPSSAA Class 2A South regional semifinal against Marriottsville Marriotts Ridge (Md.); once again, this bracket may have yielded its champion long before the final

5. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 21-1

Season complete: McDonogh made a few too many mistakes early in the final against Notre Dame Prep and never was able to catch up

6. Novato (Calif.) 22-1

Hornets take on San Ramon California (Calif.) in the sectional tournament today; Novato have scored exactly 22 goals in every game since May Day

7. Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.) 18-3

Will take on Alexandria Episcopal (Va.) in first round of VISAA Tournament today

8. Delray American Heritage (Fla.) 23-1

Season complete: Stallions beat Orlando Lake Highland (Fla.) 10-7 to win FHSAA final

9. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) 12-1

Got by Mattituck-Southold (N.Y.) 6-4 last week

10. Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 15-1

Got by Mattituck-Southold (N.Y.) 8-7 last week; team is on a tear after losing season-opener

11. The Catholic High School of Baltimore (Md.) 15-1

The title win avenged an early loss to Concordia back on April 16

Who’s out: Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) 10-9 loss to Bethesda Holton-Arms (Md.)

And bear in mind: Darien (Conn.) 13-2,  Moorestown (N.J.) 16-2, Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 13-2, Camillus West Genesee (N.Y.) 12-3, Northport (N.Y.) 16-0, Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.)_ 13-6, Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) 24-3